Wednesday, November 28, 2012

An Old Fashioned Christmas Tilda Style

I hope if you celebrated Thanksgiving that you had a wonderful holiday. I had a wonderful weekend but I ate too much.

Today is my last post as a guest designer for 7 Kids College Fund. I hope my project inspires you to create a Christmas project.  It took me quite some time to get this project together. And sorry about the pictures I took a lot but couldn't quite get them to look they way I wanted.

You can find the following products over at 7 Kids College Fund:
Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium & Place in Time Paper
Authentique Paper - Peaceful
Echo Park Paper - A Very Merry Christmas
Cryogen Paper
Magnolia Stamps - Snowy Tilda & Christmas Tilda with Cat
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Copic Markers

Here are a couple of closer views:

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - Challenge #60 A Christmas Recipe
Tilda's Town - Challenge #28 Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Fortnightly Challenge #50 Glitter and Sparkle
Lovely hAnglar  or Sweet Magnolia - #57 Winter Wonderland
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - #38 Let it Snow

Nurse Lili is Ready for Christmas

Happy Wednesday,

Are you having a good week? I am working on my Christmas shopping, how about you? I can't believe Christmas is in a few weeks. Here is another non-traditional Christmas ornament that I made.
Nurse Lili seemed perfect for this hot pink stocking! Head on over to Inky Impressions blog and join us for this weeks challenge pastel or vintage holiday.

Here are the items I used to create my ornament:
Inky Impressions Stamp - Nurse Lili
Copic Markers
Memory Box Sentiment Stamp
Pink Glittery Tulle
Marianne Snowflake Die
Memory Box -Crystal Snowflake
Misc. Embellishments
Stocking was from Michaels

I am entering this ornament in the following challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Forever Friends Monthly - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - #117 with Dr. Digi's House of Stamps


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Christmas Wreath

Happy Wednesday,

I can't believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday with yummy turkey and all the fixing's and spending time with family. I have so much to be thankful for and have been blessed with a wonderful family!

The challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund this week is Anything Goes. I made this beautiful wreath using Magnolia Stamps and the Nutcracker Theme. If you have been visiting my blog you may have noticed that I love the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet paper

The floral backgrounds for each Tilda were made using Spellbinders circles and Tulle that I gathered to create a whimsy look. The images were colored with Copic markers. I used snowwriter with fine glitter for the wings on Summer Flower Tilda, Tilda with Tag Gifts dress trim and for the snowflake that Snowy Tilda is holding. I embellished my wreath with Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Chipboard pieces, ribbon, flowers, snowflakes and the Cherry Lynn Flourish Die. I hope I have inspired you today!

You can purchase the products below at
Graphic 45 Paper - Nutcracker Sweet
Spellbinders Circles
Copic Markers
Cryogen Paper
Distress Ink - Seedless Preserves
Magnolia Stamps - Snowy Tilda, Tilda with Tag Gifts and Summer Flower Tilda

Here is a close-up of each Tilda.
 Tilda with Gift Tags
 Summer Flower Tilda
Snowy Tilda

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Tildas Town - #27 Anything Goes
Unique Crafters November Challenge  -Sugar Spice ad Everything Nice
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Traditional Christmas
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Winter

Monday, November 19, 2012

Zoe as Santa Claus

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had a wonderful weekend filled with crafting and cleaning. I am very excited my family is coming for Thanksgiving! However, I need to clean my house and that meant a little less crafting. Before I get to my project there is a DT call over at Inky Impressions. The deadline for entries is December 3, 5 p.m. (Est.). A great team of gals and lots of fun! Here a link please check it out!

I hope this ornament inspires you to create an ornament using a non-Christmas image. I had so much fun creating this adorable ornament.

Here is what I used to create the ornament:
Inky Impressions Stamp: Zoe's Birthday Cupcake
Tim Holtz - Bag Die
Graphic 45 Paper -
Cheese Cloth sprayed with Forest Green Glimmer Mist
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Jolee's Boutique - Santa Suit
Misc. Embellishments
Copic Markers - B91, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44

A closer view of Santa Zoe:

I am entering my ornament in the following challenge:

Divas By Design - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Inky Impressions November Blog Hop

Welcome to Inky Impression's November blog hop! We are so glad you could join us.

If you arrived here from Judith's blog you are on the right track. If not head on over to the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to start at the beginning. T
he prize will be 2 digis of the winner's choice. All comments need to be in by Nov. 20 (5pm est.) and the winner will be announced on Nov. 21 on the challenge blog.

Here is what I used to create my card:
Inky Impressions Winter Mailbox Digi
Graphic 45 paper embellishments - Christmas Emporium
Memory Box Die - Holly Vine
Magnolia Doo Hickey Die- So Wrapped Tilda Lace
Copic Markers
Cryogen Paper
Snow writer with Martha Stewart white fine glitter

Here is a closer view: I just love this new digi image. She is too adorable and love the little bird.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy - #40 Anything Goes
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes
2 Sister - Challenge #117 Use your favorite Christmas Stamp
The Crafty Bloggers Network-Christmas Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winter Fairy


I hope everyone is having a great week! This is my second post for 7 College Kids as a guest designer.  I created the Christmas card with this adorable Winter Fairy from Whimsy Stamps. The holidays are coming quickly and there is so much to get done. This card is a nice addition to what I have completed to date. Below are the items I used that you can purchase at 7 College Kids Fund.

Winter Fairy by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps
Copic Markers
Cryogen Paper
Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough
Nestabilities - Lacey Circles

Here is  a close up view of the Winter Fairy

 I hope I have inspired you today!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Tammy's Scrapin Corner -#36 Anything Goes Any Artist
Make it Monday- #115 with Bugaboo Stamps
Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Sparkles Christmas - Ch#22 Contemporary Colour Combo
Ribbon Girl - Add Sparkle
Dream Valley - #45 Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Challenge #57 - 46 Days to Go
Forever Friends - Fortnightly challenge 49 - Use Ribbon/Twine

Give Thanks

Happy Wednesday!

I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week! I decided to make these little bags as table favors for our dinner table. And of course Lili with Pumpkin is the star of the show. I will put some type of delicious candy in each.

Here are the others I made:

Here are the goodies I used to make the bags:
Inky Impressions stamp -Lili with Pumpkin
Tim Holtz - Bag Die & Leaves Die
Marianne Die - Heart
Cherry Lynn Die - Small Flourish
Authentique Paper - Thankful
Authentique Stickers -Thankful
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Copic Markers
Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist
Cheese Cloth
Misc. Embellishments

A Close Up View of Lili:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - #44 Anything Goes
One Stop Craft -Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays -#128 Thanks/Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tilda Dreams of the Nutcracker Sweet

Happy Wednesday,

I hope everyone is having a good week. It has got very cold here. They are talking about snow tomorrow. So not looking forward to that....

Today for GDT project  for 7 Kids College Fund Challenge "Bling" I created an altered cigar box. I just love this paper it is so festive and beautiful. I covered the box with Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet paper and inked the edges of the blue paper with broken china and the cream paper with antique linen distress ink to give it a vintage feel. The border was created by twisting pearls with the navy blue translucent ribbon and a rich burgundy rose trim as the outside border. I used the large flourish die from Cherry Lynne, frosty border & crystal snowflake from Memory Box and snowflake die from Marianne.

The ballerina on the front was cut from the Graphic 45 paper (lots of fussy cutting). One of my favorite parts of the box is the tag I created with Ballerina Tilda I thought the cutouts from the paper were perfect for the tag and this sweet Tilda. She was colored with Copic Markers Skin E000, E00, R20, Dress & Shoes B91, B93, B95, B97, Hair E31, E27, E50. I added glitter and bling to her crown.

I also added bling to all the snowflakes and there is a hint of glitter on the ballerina, nutcracker and ballet shoes more fussy work.

Here is a close up of Tilda the inside cover of the box:

A peek inside the box:

Here are the links to the items I used at 7 Kids College Fund:
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Broken China Distress Ink
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet
Magnolia Stamp Ballerina Tilda
Copic Markers
Cryogen Paper
Glossy Accents
Scor Tape

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Tilda's Town -Challenge #25 Winter Weather
Magnolia Mania- #59 Motiv 3D
Oozak - Challenge #8 Winter Vibes
Midweek Magnolia's- Week #36 Walking in a Winter Wonderland